Fortunately, if it’s something that bothers you so much the sights are nothing that a good gunsmith can’t replace for you. penetrated an average 14.7 inches and showed textbook mushroom expansion. Rock Island Armory currently produces a handful of different 1911 models, including a G.I. The Rock Island Armory 1911 9mm GI Standard is a great representation of the original US GI combat issue 1911. The pistol has a full-length stainless steel recoil spring guide rod. $10.63. Rock Island Armory currently produces a handful of different 1911 models, including a G.I. The temporary wound cavities appeared to be equivalent to most conventional handgun hollowpoint ammunition. PLEASE CLICK, SCROLL DOWN TO THE BOTTOM AND ENTER YOUR … While they started out making GI-clone basic 1911s with Parkerized finishes, they now have a full line of pistols loaded with all the modern controls (beavertails, extended safeties, etc.) You will also notice some small machining marks on the RIA 1911 as well, but nowhere is the parkerized finish too thin that it would wear off quickly. Likes Received 2,018 Posts 4,508. Qty: Magazine, Rock Island Armory Full-Size 1911, 8rd, 45ACP ARM54169 $24.95 $16.99. Out of stock View Details » View Details » Filter By . Trailer for an upcoming article on Firearms News. ARMSCOR 1911 22TCM/9MM 17RD PK 5" FC - $661.89 Armscor Rock Island 1911, Full Size Pistol, 22TCM and 9MM, 5", Alloy Frame, Parkerized Finish, Plastic Grips, Fixed Sights, 17Rd, Convertible kit for 9mm and 22TCM, with Fired Case 51687 Product Specifications: UPC: 4806015516873 Review: Rock Island Armory Tactical 1911 9mm I have used Rock Island Armory handguns for many years—since the Rock was first introduced. Hardly, but for a budget priced 1911 in the $400 to $500 range, it’s about as nice of a 1911 that you can ask for. To get started, click the link below to visit mymagnow.com and learn how to access your digital magazine. For my gel testing I used Clear Ballistic gel blocks purchased from Brownells, which are advertised to provide the same results as FBI 10% Ordnance Grade gelatin, while being reusable. Let’s talk about that velocity. The Masada is IWI's first striker-fired pistol and is an accurate, good looking polymer... Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the targets of an unwarranted prosecution by an overzealous... Patrick Sweeney tests the Cimarron Bad Boy 10mm Single-Action Cowboy-style revolver. Advertised velocity for this load is 1875 fps. Tuason did his best, but the Tannerite wouldn’t blow, and that’s because to ignite Tannerite you have to hit it with a bullet travelling at least 2000 fps. Both ammo types made the gel blocks jump, as while the bullets are small they’re smacking into it at quite a respectable velocity. How did the .22 Micro-Mag end up the .22 TCM? Average recovered bullet weight was 28 grains, which works out to 72% weight retention. Out of Stock. To that end about seven years ago they began manufacturing ammunition in Montana. This article by Alex Joseph originally appeared at Gun News Daily in 2019. Well, while the velocities of FN’s 5.7 at first seem better, most published velocities for that cartridge are out of the P90’s barrel. Each Rock series 1911 includes upgraded rear sights with front sight options depending on model choice. It’s chambered in 9mm and built with exacting engineering standards. A brand new Colt 1911 fresh out of the factory will run you close to if not over a thousand dollars. One of the barrels is chambered for 9mm, the other for RIA’s proprietary bottleneck cartridge the .22 TCM, which flings a +/- 40-grain .22 bullet out of the muzzle at roughly 2000 fps. Its extra features, very nice ergonomics, and budget price make this a value-priced gun for your concealed carry consideration. It has Series ’70-style internals, so there is no firing pin safety. If you find yourself in this situation, where you really want a 1911 but are short on cash, you basically have two options: 1. Rock Island Armory 1911 with 9mm Conversion. As to how these rounds will actually perform in the real world, if you read back to Fred Craig’s reasons for designing the .22 Micro-Mag, stopping power/terminal performance was nowhere on the list. Colt has been manufacturing 1911 pistols longer than any other manufacturer, and to this day, they are one of the highest quality factory 1911s that money can buy. The .22 TCM is a bottlenecked cartridge, and the shoulder starts at about where the case of a 9mm ends. FN’s 5.7 is the closest to the .22 TCM in ballistics (not to mention more successful and commercially available), so let’s compare the two. One issue that many people have with the RIA 1911 is the lack of a bushing to contain the recoil rod and the barrel. Original M1911A1 pistols used by the military had the parkerized finish as well. 1911 you’ll be given a hard plastic case. The 39-grain JHP was travelling slower, and hits with a larger frontal area, so it was no surprise that it penetrated less deeply and expanded more. I’m guessing you’d see 200–300 fps more…with still very little recoil. brass, I don’t think it would be too tough to make your own .22 TCM cases either if you enjoy that kind of thing. The TCM barrel is installed at the factory. From the muzzle, it looks like most .22 LR conversion barrels. $19.90 ADD TO CART . These pistols are … Dove tail front sight. One such multi-caliber offering that is both modern and very retro are the 9mm/.22 TCM combo pack 1911s from Rock Island Armory (Armscor.com). The pistol itself is all steel, and it is a serious chunk of steel at that. The RIA G.I 1911 will have a factory trigger pull of just under five pounds on average, though granted it won’t be polished like a higher priced model. Rock Island Armory 1911 Parkerized Full Size (5″) RAMPED Barrel in 9mm. … From my first experience, I found a credible handgun well worth the money. Advertised trigger pull on this model is between 4–6 pounds, and the pull on my sample came in at 6 pounds even. This is done to prevent, or at least minimize the chances of, hammer bite. At standard defensive handgun distances, though, the .22 TCM is still a screamer. Shooting .22 TCMs is a bit like being in a Hollywood action movie — you pull the trigger, there’s a huge explosion, a giant ball of fire, and there’s almost no recoil from the gun in your hand. Craig had been working on a custom 1911 chambered in his .22 Micro Mag, using Rock Island Armory frames and slides, and the cartridge attracted the attention of Martin Tuason, President of Armscor. Rock Island Armory - GI Standard .45 ACP Full-Size 5" 1911 Slide Polished Nickel. While from their description the only difference between these two rounds appears to be a 1-grain weight difference, if you look at the photos, you’ll see they have very different profiles. Spend your money now on a budget model. If you own a “budget-priced” 1911, chances are that Armscor made it, even though its name might not appear anywhere on the pistol. But if a 1911 is priced that low, it can’t be any good right? Like .357 Magnum +P loud. The extractor cut is shaped differently as well. Give a Gift   The barrels are 4.25-inches long and the caliber is marked on the barrel hood. Rock Island Armory 1911-A1 9mm 5 Inch Barrel Black Finish Novak Style Sights Black Textured Polymer Grips, 9 Round Novak style fixed, front and rear sights. This itself is nice, since many major manufacturers (such as Ruger) ship their handguns in disposable cardboard boxes. The way we see it, everyone should have the right and the means to shoot. Manufacturer: Rock Island Armory ; Caliber/Gauge: 9mm ; Clear All Filters. Anarchy Outdoors has introduced a series of upgrades for the T/C Compass and Venture rifles. The 5.7 x 28mm from FN was first chambered in the P90 PDW and then the Five-seveN pistol. Weight: 6 oz: Dimensions: 9 × 6 × 2 in: Brand: Rock Island Armory. I will dive in to the interesting history and capabilities of the .22 TCM in a bit, but first let’s look at the pistol package. That is … They’re not. $740. Firearms News editor Vincent L. DeNiro took the Brownells BRN-601 AR-15 to the range for a test drive. Trigger pull had a little creep but was very smooth. Rock Island Armory M1911 A1 Tac Ultra CS 9mm 3.62" 8 Rds 51700 GI#: 101538231 BRAND NEW IN THE BOX AND READY TO SHIP! Once the weight of the pistol is accustomed to, it’s nice to know that you have a full-sized fighting handgun at your disposal. The “.22 Micro-Mag,” as he called it, was developed for several reasons. A short while later, Armscor acquired the Rock Island Armory brand, a leading M1911 manufacturer and developer. The frame reminds me of a first-generation Para Ordnance frame, and is quite big in the hand. model (such as a beavertail grip safety, ambidextrous extended thumb safety, skeleton hammer, an improved trigger and barrel, and so on). Dr. Will Dabbs tells you why the Citadel Boss 25 is the way to hunt birds or deer with a shotgun in the 21st century! Caliber: 9mm. Thankfully, there are many online instructions and YouTube videos on how to do it, and you can always refer to the RIA 1911 manual too of course. And it seems like it would be a great small game cartridge, providing roughly the same numbers as the .22 WinMag. Recoil is light no matter the caliber, and RIA/Armscor’s proprietary.22 TCM cartridge is intriguing. With a 25-yard zero, the .22 TCM only drops 3 inches or so at 50 yards, which is margin of error for most people. Save big on a new rock island 22 tcm 9mm combo. You will also notice that the slide will slow down as it accumulates more carbon with extended shooting. We’ll talk about some basic facts of the RIA 1911, what you will get out of the box, the overall fit and finish quality, its shooting and reliability performance, and a final list of its pros and cons. When it comes to 1911s, RIA builds no-nonsense workhorses, with common-sense controls and businesslike finishes at very affordable prices — the MSRP on this combo is just $960. ©2020 Outdoor Sportsman Group. Which begs the question, just what kind of damage would it do? Let’s talk about the fit, finish, and overall build quality of the RIA 1911 in greater detail. Several years ago, I was filming some segments for the Guns & Ammo TV show. Spend your money now on a budget model. ROCK ISLAND ARMORY M1911-A1 GI 9MM Description: #ON SALE NOW# LAST ONE AT THIS LOW PRICE! RI51615 M1911-A1 GI 1911 9MM 5" PARKERIZED/WOOD GRIP/FIXED SGT 9mm MANUFACTURER: Rock Island Armory MFG MDL #: 51615 UPC: 4806015516156 MSRP: $531.00 NOW ON SALE $425.00 RI51615 SPECIFICATIONS MANUFACTURER: Rock Island Armory; FAMILY: 1911 … I tested this pistol out to 50 yards — the pistol isn’t really suited for that distance, but the cartridge is. Finish: Parkerized. Rock Island Armory 9mm/.22 TCM Combo March 13, 2018 By James Tarr Two things I know about the state of firearms in America: 1911s chambered in 9mm are currently very popular; and lots of people like owning unusual guns, something no one else at the range has. The front strap of the frame features vertical serrations in a narrow strip down the center. While I had it field stripped, I went ahead and swapped its 22TCM barrel and spring with the 9mm conversion barrel and spring. As for bullets, 35- and 40-grain .223 projectiles are widely available. All Rock Island Armory 1911s are manufactured by Armscor in the Philippines and then directly imported by Armscor into the United States (specifically through Nevada). Anybody have one of these or any experience with … The 39-grain JHP, listed as the 9R load, is fully enclosed by a jacket, and is nearly round in profile. model (which most closely resembles the M1911A1 that saw service from World War II to Vietnam), a Commander model, a Compact model, a Match model, and a Tactical model.All Rock Island Armory 1911s are manufactured by Armscor in the Philippines and then directly imported by Armscor into the United States (specifically through Nevada).A… Heck, I’ve never even heard of any gel testing with the .22 TCM. When fired out of the FN Five-seveN handgun, 40-grain loadings of the 5.7 provide about 1850 fps. While this finish is admittedly rather dull and crude looking, it actually provides better protection against rust and moisture than standard bluing does. The RIA TAC Ultra CS 1911 9mm is a very reasonably-priced 1911 pistol with very nice quality. The 40-grain JHP meets the FBI Protocol penetration depth requirement of 12 inches. Rock Island Armory 1911-A1 FS 9MM, 5", 9 Rd, Full Size Model 51632. The right side of the slide features a subdued “TCM” forward of the ejection port. One of the most prominent examples of a budget 1911 is the Rock Island Armory (RIA) 1911. Magazine, Rock Island Armory Full-Size 1911, 10rd, 9mm . $201.50. Watch; GREAT PRICE Great price compared to similar brand new items. Secondly, he had economics in mind. As it is designed from standard .223 Rem. As the sights are very minimalistic on the gun, it can be difficult to hit the bullseye beyond the ten to twelve yard line. Here is a final summary of the pros and cons of the Rock Island Armory G.I. Many 1911s require a break-in period in order to start functioning reliably, and the RIA G.I 1911 is not an exception here. The rear sight is an LPA MPS-1 all steel fully adjustable model with two white dots. How do the 5.7’s numbers compare to the .22 TCM? OUT OF STOCK (27) Rock Island Armory 51417 GI Standard Manual Safety *CA Complian. This is at least 100 fps slower than the 40-grain 22 TCM load. OUT OF STOCK (136) Rock Island Armory 51416 GI Standard CS *CA Compliant* Single . The slide fit on my sample was good. Semi-Auto (1) 1911 (5) Revolvers (1) Price. Fixed, low profile sights and traditional smooth slim design are perfect for quick pull holster use. Armscor makes the STI Spartan 1911 and all the Auto-Ordnance 1911s, just to name a few. Needless to say....they're kinda scarce right now. The fact is that the parent case for the .22 TCM cartridge is the .223 Remington. All Rock Island Armory frames and slides are manufactured on modern CNC equipment out of 4140 chrome-moly steel. Armscor .22 LR 36gr, High Velocity, 1260 FPS, Hollow Point, 500rd/Case (10x50rd Boxes) $37.99 $27.29. To convert the .22 TCM to 9mm, the process simply involves swapping out the barrels and recoil springs. Armscor is located in Marikina City, Philippines and is a huge, modern company. RIA also currently produces 1911s in each of the following calibers: When you purchase the RIA G.I. Perhaps because so many of today’s modern firearms are modular? Rock Island Armory. model. Oct 21st 2020 #1; I've been seeing good reviews on this pistol....a budget 1911 in a budget friendly caliber and with Novak style sights. 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(.378"), and holding them side-by-side, the difference really isn’t visible to the naked eye. FN designers were looking to create a light-recoiling cartridge to replace the 9x19mm that would also defeat personal body armor. I’ve done a lot of gel testing, but I’ve never done any gel testing with the .22 TCM. In 1985, Armscor Precision International opened its first United States office in Pahrump, Nevada. model (which most closely resembles the M1911A1 that saw service from World War II to Vietnam), a Commander model, a Compact model, a Match model, and a Tactical model. This gun has a simple Parkerized finish, and a very businesslike appearance. |   Armscor .223 Remington, 55 … The clicks on the thumb safety were loud and very positive, which I like. I tested both kinds of .22 TCM ammo currently available, a 39-grain JHP and a 40-grain JHP. Sign up & Save. If it hadn’t been extended there would only have been room for one cross-slot; extended, there is room for two. $594.00 $546.39. Nov 13, 2020 - Explore Tom Cozzitorto's board "Rock island armory 1911" on Pinterest. That’s why we build so much value into our products. The magazine well features a slight bevel. Fad /fad/ noun: An intense and widely shared enthusiasm for something, especially one that is short-lived and without basis in the object’s qualities; a craze. Armscor USA sells both .22 TCM loads on their website, and I’ve noticed that the prices have dropped close to 25% since the cartridge has been introduced as production has increased and the cartridge is becoming more well-known. Quick view Compare. The pistol has improved considerably since. And not everyone who wants a 1911 has that kind of money laying around. Both the magazine release and slide release are checkered. This barrel comes with the link and pin installed. The Rock Island Armory.22 TCM/9mm high-cap mid-size combo is a very interesting package. In short, the RIA GI 1911 is an adequate performer on the range, though you should not expect competition grade accuracy out of it either. This means you have the option to read your magazine on most popular phones and tablets. $27.91 ADD TO CART . It can only be used in frames that can accept a ramped barrel. Ambidextrous safety, beaver tail, skeletonized trigger, commander hammer and textured polymer grips. The Rock Island Armory 1911 TAC Ultra CS 9mm’s single-action trigger was crisp, smooth and very good, with no creep, minimal takeup, with a short travel distance and short reset, so I could get off quick follow-up shots. The frame features a tactical rail that is extended a bit so you have more room to mount your weapon light/laser. Stock Filter. If you get confused as to which spring is which, trying both in the gun reveals a definite difference in resistance. Qty: Magazine, Rock Island Armory Full-Size 1911, 8rd, 10mm 10-777 $34.95 $29.99. Rock Island Armory/Armscor is the largest manufacturer of 1911s in the world. springfield armory 1911 trp target night sights bull barrel 45 acp 7 plus 1 only $1374.99 plus tax. The Rock Island Armory 1911 GI comes with a 4.25" Barrel, Parkerized Finish, and Fixed GI Style Sights. One’s first impression upon firing the Rock Island Armory’s 22TCM cartridge from a pistol is that it is loud; Really loud! I just finished cleaning the Rock Island Armory 1911 and thought it deserved to have its picture taken. I consider this a modern/retro combo because the .22 TCM is a modern cartridge, stuck in a handgun that was designed well over a century ago. Average rating: 6678 $27.95. As recoil is more muffled on 1911’s in general anyway due to the extra weight, this can help aid in accuracy and particularly with follow up shots. Brand New. I obtained Armscor 9mm ammunition as well as .22 TCM. Rock Island Armory is a division of Arms Corporation of the Philippines (Armscor). In conclusion, is the RIA G.I. $189.95 . Craig had been working for several years as a consultant to Armscor, helping to tweak its modern iterations of the 1911. The Joy of Minimalism The Rock Island Armory GI Standard 1911 is a simple gun, meant to evoke the original Browning design and the guns issued to American soldiers for decades. Luminous Retard. This is true with most guns, but you’ll still want to take steps to keep the RIA 1911 clean. Shopping Options. Be patient and save up for a Colt or a similarly priced model from another manufacturer, or 2. As far as long term reliability is concerned, the RIA 1911 functions the most reliably with standard 230 grain FMJ ammunition. Well, we’ll see if we can find out. It features bullets between 31 and 40 grains, with velocities up to 2300 fps, at least when fired out of a P90’s 10.4-inch barrel. There is a tiny dimple in the center of the exposed lead tip which I suppose is the hollowpoint, but for all intents and purposes this is just a JSP with the front half of the bullet just exposed lead. All RIA 1911s are built out of 4140 chromoly steel using CNC equipment and are designed to be entry level models on the 1911 market, though the Match and Tactical models sport features not found on the standard G.I. This 1911 is offered with some enhancements that others charge extra for. Rock Island Armory checks off both those boxes with its 9mm/.22 TCM combo packs. It is more finicky with defense hollow point ammunition, so you’ll want to test different loads with yours until you find one it likes. 1911: Reliable with standard FMJ ammo (after the standard break-in), May or may not be reliable with JHP ammo (test out different kinds). Craig thought it would only be a matter of time before .45 ACP ammo cost $1 or more per round, and anything he could do to reduce the cost of ammunition would be a good thing. Two magazines are supplied with the pistol, and will work with either 9mm or .22 TCM, and provide a 17+1 capacity with either cartridge. Top Rated Plus. The best price for rock island 22 tcm 9mm combo for sale online. Rock Island Armory’s Martin Tuason was there, trying to set off some Tannerite (binary explosive) with a .22 TCM pistol. Loaded with light bullets, and built off of the very common .223 Rem. Review: Rock Island Armory Tactical 1911 9mm - The Shooter's Log The Rock RIA Tactical 1911 fills a spot we may call entry level. Visually there was a slight difference between the two recoil springs; the TCM spring was slightly shorter and of a thinner gauge. Compare prices from more than 30+ gun stores. Seriously, the gun recoils much more with the 9mm barrel in place than when shooting .22 TCMs. While I’ve been spoiled by $3000 1911s recently and wished the corners on the thumb safety and beavertail weren’t so sharp, the fact is that all the parts on this RIA gun are properly fitted and work. My RIA GI Standard 1911 came with one 8 … Rock Island Armory has been offering combo packages for quite some time — a 1911 supplied with two barrels and recoil springs. 1911 the best 1911 on the market? I’m not sure if the modern increased desire for caliber conversions/multi-caliber capable firearms qualifies for the level of “fad”, but they sure seem to be pretty darn popular with American gun owners. The barrel fit of both the 9mm and .22 TCM barrels was tight, and both barrels are ramped to support the high pressure (compared to a .45 ACP) cartridges. The 40-grain JHP should be described by Armscor as a jacketed soft point with a truncated cone. 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